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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Subphylum: Intramacronucleata
Class: Prostomatea

Prostomatea is a class of ciliates.[1] It includes the genera Coleps[2] and Pelagothrix.


  1. ^ Kim JS, Jeong HJ, Lynn DH, Park JY, Lim YW, Shin W (2007). "Balanion masanensis n. sp. (Ciliophora: Prostomatea) from the coastal waters of Korea: morphology and small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequence". Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 54 (6): 482–94. PMID 18070326. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2007.00290.x. 
  2. ^ Rudberg P, Sand O (February 2000). "Bistable membrane potential of the ciliate Coleps hirtus". The Journal of Experimental Biology. 203 (Pt 4): 757–64. PMID 10648217. 

Further reading[edit]

Zhang, Qianqian; Yi, Zhenzhen; Fan, Xinpeng; Warren, Alan (January 2014). "Further insights into the phylogeny of two ciliate classes Nassophorea and Prostomatea (Protista, Ciliophora)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 70: 162–170. PMID 24075983. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.015.